"Policy Making and Police Taking: Controlling Behavior on the Beat." Urban Affairs
Quarterly, June 1974.
This is a review essay on police corruption. It includes the following books: City Police
(Jonathan Rubenstein), The Knapp Commission Report on Police Corruption (New York City),
Police Unionism (Hervey Juris and Peter Feuille), The Police and the Public (Albert J. Reiss,
Jr.), and The Police Academy: An Inside View (Richard Harris).
"Lawful Policing." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science,
593 (May, 2004), 66-84.
Police compliance with the law is one of the most important aspects of a democratic society.
Americans expect the police to enforce laws to promote safety and to reduce crime,
victimization, and fear, but no one believes that the police should have unlimited power to do
so. We expect police to enforce laws fairly according to law and rules that circumscribe their
enforcement powers. The existence of these rules justify the claim that police are a
rule-bound institution engaged in the pursuit of justice and the protection of individual
liberties, as well as the battle against crime. This article reviews research on the extent to
which police follow laws and rules, especially constitutional criminal procedure rules,
addressing seizures, searches, interrogations, and deadly force. Also reviewed is research
pertaining to police adherence to rules governing excessive force, corruption, and racial
profiling.
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